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    After spending so time looking at the manual...

    After spending so time looking at the manual yesterday, I think I know how I'll modify the struts so that they can collapse for transportation/storage of the wings.

    1. The "L" brackets attached...
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    According to FedEx, my plane will arrive on...

    According to FedEx, my plane will arrive on Tuesday. The struts will be one of the initial things I'll be working on. My thinking is to find a way to adapt the strut hardware that Hangar 9 uses on...
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    I did some hunting and found that...

    I did some hunting and found that www.gravesrc.com had stock. Ordered one today. Tower is showing unavailable until April. I want to be flying it in April! Had to pay full price ($449) plus...
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    I'd appreciate some help from anyone who has a...

    I'd appreciate some help from anyone who has a 33GX or any of the Horizon guys that monitor the thread. I need the dimensions from the firewall to the drive washer (preferably, in the backplate...
  5. Thread: Analog servos

    by fly24-7
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    I have many airplanes that use Spektrum receivers...

    I have many airplanes that use Spektrum receivers and use both Hitec and JR analog servos powered by 6V NiMh batteries. I have not witnessed any issues with servos and receivers not playing nice...
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    We in Chicago are routinely subjected to the 30nm...

    We in Chicago are routinely subjected to the 30nm notam whenever Obama & Co. come back to town. Fortunately, the duration lasts only for a few hours. Our club shares the concerns of many others on...
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    Down and Locked started out as the Robart...

    Down and Locked started out as the Robart supplier for the electrics, I've since learned (from a reliable source) that they are no longer a supplier. Not sure of the exact point a switch was made.
  8. Thread: "experts"

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    In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell (the...

    In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell (the author) indicated that his studies showed that one has to practice a discipline for 10,000 hours to be considered an expert. What punches a hole in that...
  9. We got some nice press from the Chicago suburban...

    We got some nice press from the Chicago suburban newspapers.

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140627/news/140628608/
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  10. Raylon: Thanks for sharing the pictures. We...

    Raylon:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. We should have more pictures up soon.
  11. Dave, Chris & Jeff: Thank you all for the kind...

    Dave, Chris & Jeff:

    Thank you all for the kind words. We had as great a time hosting the event as you had participating in it. We are grateful to all who attended. We had 54 pilots attend with...
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    One thing to consider with the foam option is the...

    One thing to consider with the foam option is the weight. Generally, the best flying conditions for training are days with low wind. With a three-pound foam airplane (the Apprentice), you're going...
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    Biker: I have this airframe from Slipstream in...

    Biker:

    I have this airframe from Slipstream in the 30cc size. I encourage you to take a good hard look at the engine box and beef it up if needed. On my maiden, my DLE30 almost shook the...
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    Nice job hooked! The plane looks great. I like...

    Nice job hooked! The plane looks great. I like how the DLE-20 fits with minimal cowl cutting. Look forward to hearing how it flies.
  15. We're now up to 22 pre-registrations. Not bad...

    We're now up to 22 pre-registrations. Not bad considering there's still being 3 feet of snow on the ground in Chicago. :mad: Among those schedule to join us is Lewis "The General" Patton. Lewis...
  16. Those in the jet community likely know Dave...

    Those in the jet community likely know Dave Murray. He's got some mean hardware himself! Dave's in for the event as well.

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  17. Excited to announce that Carl Bachhuber has...

    Excited to announce that Carl Bachhuber has committed to the event! Carl has built and flown some legendarily LARGE models. Here are some photos of Carl and his aircraft at a past Fox Valley Aero...
  18. Ahhhh. A WWI buff. You'll have plenty of...

    Ahhhh. A WWI buff. You'll have plenty of company. We're expecting plenty of WWI hardware at the event.
  19. One more. One of my favorite photos...

    One more. One of my favorite photos...
  20. Some hardware that will be in attendance...

    Some hardware that will be in attendance...
  21. Excellent! Glad you'll be joining us. As John...

    Excellent! Glad you'll be joining us. As John said, talk some buddies into making the trip with you.
  22. We now have registration open on RC Flight Deck!...

    We now have registration open on RC Flight Deck!

    http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=2970
  23. Hope you can make it down Jeff. Running out of...

    Hope you can make it down Jeff. Running out of places to park cars would be a good problem to have. We've got enough space to get creative. The club is incredibly excited to be putting on this...
  24. **NEW CHICAGO AREA EVENT** - 2014 Windy City Warbirds & Classics

    1/28/14 Update - Registration now open - http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event_details.cfm?event_id=2970

    The Organizing Committee and the membership of Fox Valley Aero Club are proud to announce that...
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    James: it depends on how you want to fly it. ...

    James:

    it depends on how you want to fly it. If you want it aerobatic, go with the saito 82. I have the OS FS95-V in my pulse 60 and it flies fantastic. If you're not concerned about...
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